The Hoxton Hotel Group has blown into the Eternal City with the Hoxton Hotel Rome, its 10th property worldwide.
Featuring 192 rooms and shaped by its signature ‘open house’ philosophy, the Hoxton Hotel Rome is housed in a 70s era building which has undergone a sympathetic restoration incorporating new and old.
The biggest impact on entering the Hoxton Hotel Rome is its endless lobby, distinguished by its cafe at the entrance, yards of cosy sofas and private nooks, which thread through to a grown-up bar and a gourmet dining area, illuminated by natural light through artfully-placed skylights.
The ‘open house’ philosophy means that outside guests are not merely tolerated in the lobby, but actively welcomed. So plan to pop in for a coffee with your laptop, or arrange an informal meeting with colleagues here.
Hoxton Hotel Rome restaurants
So far the Hoxton Hotel Rome has just opened one of its restaurants – the cafe and bistro project Cugino in conjunction with local restaurant and micro-bakery Marigold. Cugino goes big on international classics, from hefty sandwiches to burgers, but the details are well thought through.
In September, a second, gourmet restaurant will launch, taking advantage of the elegant space right at the back of the hotel lobby. So look out for my review of that second restaurant when it opens!
A third option for when you get the munchies at the Hoxton Hotel Rome is its ‘revamped’ mini-bar concept. Instead of having a selection of drinks and snacks in every room, these are on sale at the front desk, inspiring hotel guests to transfer their midnight snack urges to the cosy lobby, have a little wander around, or pick something up on the way to your room.
Look out too for the in-house boutique, which showcases clothes and accessories by Roman micro-brands. This is also in the lobby, right near the check-in desk.
Hoxton Hotel Rome – room review
In terms of the rooms at the Hoxton Hotel Rome, they are available in six sizes – Shoebox, Cosy, Cosy up, Roomy, Roomy Terrace and Biggy – so there’s something for every budget. I stayed in a Cosy up and I have to say that the double bed was a bit on the small side for two adults, so if you are looking for American-sized beds, I would focus on the Roomy and above categories.
Overall, the Hoxton Hotel Rome is a fun and friendly four-star which you should definitely consider for your stay in Rome. What I especially like about the hotel is that it is also focused on providing services to the local community. I will definitely be back for a bit of informal co-working for the price of a coffee, and I love the Cugino vibe for a cocktail or lunch with friends.
Testaccina was a guest of the Hoxton Hotel Rome
Hoxton Hotel Rome | Largo Benedetto Marcello, 220 | Rome | Tel 06 9450 2700